Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, WXXI-TV and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring the women who shaped the world and those who continue to shape it.

Coming Up

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:30pm
Of all the battles waged on Nashville’s doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial and colorful.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from 70s sitcoms to today’s multifaceted landscape.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00pm
Set in the overwhelmingly white world of classical dance, Black Ballerina tells the stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm
'Portraits for the Home Front' explores Elizabeth Black and her soldier sketches in World War II
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 8:00pm
A tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Margaret "Maggie" Ringenberg (1921-2008), a U.S. Army Air Force WASP (Women's Air Service Pilot) and renowned long-distance aviation racer.
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
In Soldier On: Life After Deployment three women — Natasha Young, Amanda Tejada and Lyndsey Lyons — confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:30pm
This film explores the increasing racial diversity and shift in attitudes toward musicians of color in the classical music world through Ann Hobson Pilot's professional journey.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
A fascinating look at the creative genius behind beloved children's books including Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House.
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 9:00pm
This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. 
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 9:00pm
Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:00pm
Working at a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise children, Mary Lou Williams forged her own path and created some of the most sophisticated big band hits.
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10:00pm
Follow women of showbiz as they influence one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:30pm
Examines the lives of famous women and their lesser-known siblings.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 8:00pm
Explore the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:00pm
More than 100 years ago, 146 workers died in the fire that sparked sweeping labor reform in New York City.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:00pm
In Calculating Ada:The Countess of Computing, Dr. Hannah Fry (The Mathematics of Love) explores the short yet remarkable life of Ada Lovelace, a Victorian-era British socialite and one of the world’s earliest computer pioneers.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
Medicine Woman, interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915).
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
Two stories, one in Israel and one in Yemen. Witness both on Doc World.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
See how a routine of tea and pastries has sustained five Chilean women through 60 years of change.


Throughout March 2018
In honor of Women's History Month, Classical 91.5 celebrates the accomplishments of female composers and performers.
PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country profiled young people breaking down stereotypes. How does it feel to be the only girl in the room, or boy on the team? Watch On-Demand
Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from WWII to Vietnam to Afghanistan. 
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